Welcome Josh Gibcus | PUNT ROAD END | Richmond Tigers Forum
  • If you are having trouble logging in to the forum please contact [email protected] // When reseting your password or awaiting confirmation please check that your email is correct and also your junk/spam emails.
  • IMPORTANT! Our inbox is full of email errors from members who have not updated their emails, please follow the instructions on how to update here
  • IMPORTANT // Please look after your loved ones, yourself and be kind to others. If you are feeling that the world is too hard to handle there is always help - I implore you not to hesitate in contacting one of these wonderful organisations Lifeline and Beyond Blue ... and I'm sure reaching out to our PRE community we will find a way to help. T.

Welcome Josh Gibcus

eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
17,848
16,594
Where's the party line about having to earn the respect of his team mates, he doesn't even respect the opposition :)

Which Richmond player is going to bring him down a peg or two on day 1?

my money would be on Nankervis
 
  • Haha
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

Baloo

Delisted Free Agent
Nov 8, 2005
40,661
11,942
EIyvHjDRkuf14rW1Q5oWRRM3jnDLa2laPcMmsBn8JoA.png
 

No 4

I did what I did for the Tigers - Bridget
Feb 11, 2005
3,591
735
nunawading/mitcham
big Josh, may your career be like our triple premiership players (David, Dylan, Nick and David), best wishes for a long successful future.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Carter

Tiger Legend
Nov 14, 2012
6,991
3,000
Ok I’m over my elite mid disappointment. Only took me a day.

The Sonz has satisfied me for now

Love Gibcus already, make space for me on the hype train
 
  • Like
  • Haha
Reactions: 6 users

eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
17,848
16,594
Ok I’m over my elite mid disappointment. Only took me a day.

The Sonz has satisfied me for now

Love Gibcus already, make space for me on the hype train

I honestly reckon The Sonz is top 3 elite mid in the draft.

attributes coming our his arse. quick, beautiful leg(s), finds the goals.

will be a natural FP until he build his midfield tank
 
  • Like
Reactions: 5 users

TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
21,463
4,941
Not as good as Heppell and another Essendon player rocking up at the London Tavern to welcome Hobbs personally.
Just Seagull hovering around to scrounge up a freebie, seems he also brought some of his flock along to help scavenge.
 

Dont Argue

Tiger Champion
Jun 26, 2018
2,876
4,555
Be fascinating to see which group he trains with over summer.
Strong rumours they’re going to play him as a forward.


Re: Pick 9: Josh Gibcus
Leigh Montagna says: “There’s a little birdie saying maybe Richmond are flirting with Gibcus as a forward. We know they didn’t take a tall forward in this draft and we know Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt are closer to the end than the start of their careers and they’ve lost Coleman-Jones and Mabior Chol. Maybe keep an eye over the pre-season on whether Gibcus trains with the forwards. We know he can be an elite intercept defender if need be and can always go back in time, but they’ve got Noah Balta and while they’ve still got Grimes and a few others maybe they can experiment with him forward.

Kevin Sheehan says: “I haven’t seen Gibcus forward but he’s a wonderful athlete and a coachable athlete. We’ve seen so much of that over time where we think they’re such and such but they change as they get into the professional era with the clubs.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/dr...s/news-story/5b8c4706ef6367fe29cbc827dfda8b0b
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
17,848
16,594
Be fascinating to see which group he trains with over summer.
Strong rumours they’re going to play him as a forward.


Re: Pick 9: Josh Gibcus
Leigh Montagna says: “There’s a little birdie saying maybe Richmond are flirting with Gibcus as a forward. We know they didn’t take a tall forward in this draft and we know Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt are closer to the end than the start of their careers and they’ve lost Coleman-Jones and Mabior Chol. Maybe keep an eye over the pre-season on whether Gibcus trains with the forwards. We know he can be an elite intercept defender if need be and can always go back in time, but they’ve got Noah Balta and while they’ve still got Grimes and a few others maybe they can experiment with him forward.

Kevin Sheehan says: “I haven’t seen Gibcus forward but he’s a wonderful athlete and a coachable athlete. We’ve seen so much of that over time where we think they’re such and such but they change as they get into the professional era with the clubs.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/dr...s/news-story/5b8c4706ef6367fe29cbc827dfda8b0b

an intercept forward?
 
  • Haha
  • Like
Reactions: 5 users

Dont Argue

Tiger Champion
Jun 26, 2018
2,876
4,555
an intercept forward?
The best type!!
Apparently played a lot of forward as a junior.

Another interesting thing is there seems to be total confusion about his height.
Ranging from 195-197cm depending which article you read.
 

eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
17,848
16,594
The best type!!
Apparently played a lot of forward as a junior.

Another interesting thing is there seems to be total confusion about his height.
Ranging from 195-197cm depending which article you read.

given he literally hit the roof in leap testing,

I think 2cm give or take is pretty irrelevant.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

bullus_hit

Whatchu talkin about Jack?
Apr 3, 2006
13,446
2,394
I think we can look to the future with some optimism that Gibcus can replicate the form of Ben McKay and with some luck push towards a Harry McKay type impact. The other big advantage in going tall this year is having a developing key position prospect enter the system a year earlier than most of the competition. Gibcus should be ready earlier than the other more risky types like Andrew & Alleer, his skill set is a lot more advanced as a playmaker and despite the fact he can bite off more than he can chew from time to time, his attacking flare is head and shoulders above the second tier defenders. The gulf between pick 9 & 15 will soon become apparent & those bedazzled by a few extra centimetres on the jumping front might be in a for a reality check when it comes to all round adaptability.

As a footnote, picking Gibcus may well have delivered us Sonsie, the GWS reach was largely due to Gibcus being off the board. GWS were clearly aware of the gulf, they tried and failed to secure Gibcus after opting for Callaghan. Having that bolter in the first round looks to have had a ripple effect down the order.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
17,848
16,594
My wife reckons an extra 2cm can make all the difference

Dunno about that.

But mrs.ez certainly hits the roof.

Maybe thats a nickname for Josh?

the missus - hits the roof unexpectedly
 
  • Haha
Reactions: 1 user